Search­ing for scal­lops

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Travel -

If you would like to har­vest your own seafood, the Plan­ta­tion on Crys­tal River in Crys­tal River, Fla., has an in­ter­est­ing pack­age. Scal­lop­ing sea­son on Crys­tal River runs through Sept. 24 this year, and the Plan­ta­tion will help you gather your din­ner. The pack­age in­cludes two nights’ lodg­ing and sets you up with snor­kel­ing gear and a guide who’ll help you find the scal­lops that fre­quent the shal­low grass flats of the Gulf of Mex­ico. Af­ter you have your catch, the Plan­ta­tion’s chef will pre­pare them for lunch or din­ner. Cost of the pack­age for a mid­week stay is from $695 for two peo­ple. The Plan­ta­tion has other spe­cial of­fers, in­clud­ing a chance to swim with man­a­tees. Info: 800-6326262,

Phil Marty is a free­lance re­porter.

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